The American Suburb
By (author) Jon C. Teaford
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American Suburb by Jon C. Teaford
Book DescriptionThe American Suburb: The Basics is a compact, readable introduction to the origins and contemporary realities of the American suburb. Teaford provides an account of contemporary American suburbia, examining its rise, its diversity, its commercial life, its government, and its housing issues. While offering a wide-ranging yet detailed account of the dominant way of life in America today, Teaford also explores current debates regarding suburbia's future. Americans live in suburbia, and this essential survey explains the all-important world in which they live, shop, play, and work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415951647
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jon C. Teaford
Twentieth-Century American City, Paperback (September 2016)
Touching on aging central cities, technoburbs, and the ongoing conflict between inner-city poverty and urban boosterism, The Twentieth-Century American City offers a broad, accessible overview of America's persistent struggle for a better city.
American Suburb, Paperback (August 2007)
Provides an account of contemporary American suburbia, examining its rise, its diversity, its commercial life, its government, and its housing issues. Offering a detailed account of the dominant way of life in America, this work also explores the debates regarding suburbia's future.
Metropolitan Revolution, Paperback (April 2006)
Traces the evolution of American metropolitan life. "Edge cities" are the centers of production in post-suburban America. This book surveys metropolitan areas from the Rust Belt to the Sun Belt and the way in which postwar social, racial, and cultural shifts contributed to the decline of the central city as a hub of work, shopping, and transports.
Rough Road to Renaissance, Paperback (August 1990)» View all books by Jon C. Teaford
A history professor at Purdue explores the fascinating topic of urbanization in America from 1940 to 1985.
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Author Biography - Jon C. Teaford
Jon C. Teaford is Professor Emeritus in the department of history at Purdue University. He is the author of nine previous books. Among his books on American urban history are Post-Suburbia: Government and Politics in Edge Cities (1997) and The Metropolitan Revolution: The Rise of Post-Urban America (2006).
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